The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.
February 18th, 2016
Episode 112 of 174 episodes
From “The Revenant” to “The Martian,” why do so many of this year’s most celebrated films hark back to a genre we thought was long gone — the Western? Plus, we hit the streets of Boston to find out why so many actors find a certain Northeastern accent so hard to pull off. Wendell Pierce of “The Wire” and “Selma” gives the Academy some pointers to fix their #OscarsSoWhite problem. And we finally find out what the heck a gaffer does.